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Lead Early Childhood Teacher (Preschool and Kindergarten)

Haleakala Waldorf School

Kula, HI, USA

Full time

$47-72k (monthly)

Kindergarten and Early Childhood


May 5

Lead Early Childhood Teacher (Preschool and Kindergarten)

The ideal candidate for this position will meet the qualifications below, have the ability to work comfortably in a busy educational environment, and enjoy working directly with students, parents, and teachers. 


The Lead Early Childhood Teacher is responsible for understanding, developing, delivering, and communicating a program that is in alignment with Waldorf early childhood development. Each teacher is responsible for creating a harmonious working environment amongst their colleagues, staff and other adults. They demonstrate flexibility in meeting the needs of the child, program, and school. Offering attentiveness and a kind, cooperative spirit are essential for the lead teacher. The lead teacher, assistant, and aide should work together as a supportive group fulfilling the needs of the children, class, and parents. 

Reports To: Pedagogical Director

Direct Reports: Classroom Assistant and EC Department Aides


  • Lead the class and hold the rhythm of the day, week, and season.
  • Guide indoor and outdoor play, storytelling, painting, birthdays, crafts, snacks, and rest.
  • Create and maintain a beautiful and organized classroom space, including the seasonal nature table.
  • Observe and recommend specific movement and/or activities for each child, such as using the swing, balancing, jumping, walking, etc.
  • Oversee daily operations, solve staffing problems and/or shortages, guide and evaluate assistant teacher and teacher’s aide.
  • Maintain attendance rosters for class.
  • Oversee maintenance of hiking lists, fruit/flower/protein snack lists, and general logistics of parent involvement.
  • Assist with Stay and Play enrollment events and other Open Houses and events with prospective students and families.
  • Attend/facilitate the parent-teacher conferences at least once a year or as needed. Provide year end reports in writing.
  • Help to close the classroom for summer and prepare the classroom for the new school year.
  • Attend weekly Faculty Meetings and EC Department Meetings
  • Participate in year-end meetings, back to school meetings, and other in-service days including the February Conference. Lead teachers must be on island for meetings during the week before and after school is in session
  • Will complete 16 hours of continuing education in Early Childhood as required by PATCH for licensing. Maintains and updates licensing requirements as needed.
  • Maintains current CPR training
  • This position requires M-Th 7:45 am – 3:15 pm and F 7:45 am – 1:15 pm with children
  • Additional afternoon and/or weekend hours may be required for class preparations, parent conferences, birthday gifts, festivals, open houses, and After School Care support if and when needed.


Education, Training, and Experience  

  • Completion of Waldorf Early Childhood Teacher Training
  • A Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited program
  • 3 years Waldorf lead teaching experience preferred
  • A minimum of 12 Early Childhood Education Units
  • Meets all requirements to serve as a Lead Teacher per DHS licensing 


Must possess and maintain up-to-date knowledge of:

  • Waldorf Early Childhood Child Development
  • Waldorf Early Childhood Methods and Curriculum
  • Skills and Abilities

Must be able to: 

  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with students, parents/guardians, staff and outside agencies.
  • Interpret, and apply rules, laws, and procedures that relate to the program and school.
  • Resolve conflict effectively. 
  • Work independently and make decisions within the framework of established guidelines. 
  • Respond quickly in emergency situations. 
  • Understand and maintain confidentiality of student and program information.
  • Maintain detailed and accurate records.
  • Proofread material and make necessary corrections.
  • Communicate effectively both in oral and written form. 

Physical Requirements and Work Environment:

  • Be able to occasionally lift up to 30 lbs.
  • Work intermittently in outside weather conditions, including heat and cold
  • Regularly sitting or standing 4-8 hours

FLSA Classification: Exempt

We offer a competitive salary and an excellent benefit package. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. If you wish to apply or seek further information, please send a statement of interest, resume and three professional references to HR@waldorfmaui.org.

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